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The IU School of Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery neurosurgeons train medical students, residents and fellows in neurological diagnosis, clinical treatments and neurosurgical techniques to ensure high-quality neurosurgical care is available for generations to come. IU School of Medicine traditionally generates more students entering neurosurgical training than any other medical school in the country. Our residency and fellowship training programs are highly sought after as excellent educational opportunities for trainees from around the country.

The Department frequently hosts international trainees and observers to further propagate knowledge and skills from our faculty. We also host graduate students and post-doctoral students in laboratory and other research efforts. Department faculty and residents participate in the education of numerous interdisciplinary fields and many residents pursue advanced degrees during their training. Collaborative educational programs in multiple disciplines is a highlight of the Department.

MD Program

For medical students interested in gaining experience in neurological surgery, IU School of Medicine offers a clerkship rotation for third-year and fourth-year students and other advanced electives. The Julius M. Goodman Scholarship is available to fourth-year med students interested in pursuing neurological surgery as a specialty. All students are considered for the scholarship; no application process applies.
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IU School of Medicineā€™s Neurological Surgery residency training is a competitive seven-year program that provides opportunities to experience extensive clinical practice and take responsibility for the care of adults and children with neurological surgery problems in settings that cover a diverse socioeconomic and cultural population of patients.
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IU School of Medicine offers an ACPNF Fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery as well as subspecialty fellowships in neuro-oncology, spine, skull base/ vascular, endovascular and neuro critical care that are approved by the Society of Neurological Surgeons Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training Council. Fellows are exposed to a high clinical volume, research opportunities, educational conferences, a cadaveric and microanastomosis laboratory, and state-of-the-art neurosurgical equipment.

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